Italian fashion house Aeffe Fashion Group on Monday posted a 73 per cent year-on-year jump in annual pre-tax profit to $18.6 million on the back of higher sales.

The firm, which makes and distributes clothes for famous fashion labels such as Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier e Pollini, said turnover climbed to $269m from $260m in the year-ago period.

Aeffe also produces a range of small leather goods while its main lines include menswear, womenswear as well as intimate apparel, swimwear and footwear.